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Title Bark beetles : biology and ecology of native and invasive species / edited by Fernando E. Vega, Richard W. Hofstetter
Published London : Academic Press, 2015
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Contents Front Cover ; Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Preface; About the Editors; Chapter 1: Natural History and Ecology of Bark Beetles; 1. Introduction; 2. Diversity of lifestyles and ecological relationships; 2.1. General Life Cycle; 2.2. Variations to the Generalized Life Cycle; 2.2.1. Feeding Substrate; 2.2.2. Gender Roles; 2.2.3. Symbiotic Associations; 2.3. Variation in Ecological Impacts of Bark Beetles: from Decomposers to Landscape Engineers, and from Saprophages to Ma ... ; 2.4. Major Groups
1.3.3. Phylogenetic-Pre-DNA Sequence1.3.4. Phylogenetic-Molecular and Morphological; 1.3.5. Scolytidae or Scolytinae?; 2. Current approaches and status of the field; 2.1. Morphological Approaches; 2.1.1. Morphological Approaches: Improvements in Imaging; 2.1.2. Current Electronic Image Depositories; 2.2. Molecular Approaches: DNA Sequences in Phylogenetic Analyses; 2.2.1. Limitations of Marker-based Phylogenetics; 2.2.2. The Biggest Picture: Phylogenomic Data; 2.3. Species Delimitation, Population Genetics, and Phylogeography; 2.3.1. The Most Detailed Resolution: Genotyping-by-Sequencing
3. Interactions with host plants3.1. Host location and Selection; 3.2. Host Defenses; 3.3. Host Substrate Quality; 3.4. Roles of Symbionts in Host Plant Utilization; 3.5. Resource Partitioning; 4. Communication; 4.1. Functions and Roles; 4.2. Chemicals; 4.3. Acoustics; 4.4. Intraspecific Variation; 5. Tritrophic interactions; 5.1. Major Predators, Parasitoids, Pathogens and their Life Histories; 5.1.1. General Relationships with Bark Beetles; 5.1.2. Monoterpene Toxicity; 5.1.3. Limited Resources for Associates of Bark Beetles in a Confined Environment
5.1.4. Shifting Prey: an Adaptation to Long Life Cycles or to Fluctuating Prey?5.1.5. Habitat Characteristics and Natural Enemies; 5.2. Relative Importance of Natural Enemies to Bark Beetle Ecology; 5.2.1. Impact of Natural Enemies on Bark Beetles; 5.2.2. Bark Beetle Behavior and Impact Mitigation of Natural Enemies; 5.2.3. Applications; 5.3. Competitors; 5.4. Tritrophic Signaling; 6. Population dynamics; 6.1. Diversity in Bark Beetle Population Dynamics; 6.2. Factors Affecting Survival, Development, and Reproduction: Sources of Positive and Negative Feedback behind Bimodality
6.3. Transitions from Endemic to Eruptive Dynamics7. Roles in ecological processes and socioeconomic impacts; 7.1. Ecological Processes; 7.2. Socioeconomic Impacts; 7.3. Invasive Species; 8. Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; References; Chapter 2: Morphology, Taxonomy, and Phylogenetics of Bark Beetles; 1. Introduction; 1.1. Historical Development and Current Status of the Field; 1.2. Development of Taxonomy; 1.2.1. Taxonomists; 1.2.2. Accumulation of Described Species; 1.3. Development of Classification; 1.3.1. Traditional; 1.3.2. Evolutionary, Pre-analysis
Summary Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species provides a thorough discussion of these economically important pests of coniferous and broadleaf trees and their importance in agriculture. It is the first book in the market solely dedicated to this important group of insects, and contains 15 chapters on natural history and ecology, morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics, evolution and diversity, population dynamics, resistance, symbiotic associations, natural enemies, climate change, management strategies, economics, and politics, with some chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, including Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus. This text is ideal for entomology and forestry courses, and is aimed at scientists, faculty members, forest managers, practitioners of biological control of insect pests, mycologists interested in bark beetle-fungal associations, and students in the disciplines of entomology, ecology, and forestry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bark beetles.
Form Electronic book
Author Hofstetter, Richard W., editor
Vega, Fernando E., editor
ISBN 0124171567
0124171737 (electronic bk)
9780124171732 (electronic bk)